Apple Card and Apple Cash trademarks pop up in Canada

Apple Card iPhone payment
Apple Card iPhone payment (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has received approvals for 'Apple Cash' and 'Apple Card' trademarks in Canada.

As reported by iPhoneInCanada, Apple has gotten two trademark applications approved by the Canadian government. The trademarks are specifically for 'Apple Card' and 'Apple Cash', sparking rumors that both services could be coming to the country.

Apple applied for the trademark 'Apple Card' and 'Apple Cash' back in July 2019, and recent action history shows both were approved on January 25, 2021, iPhone in Canada can confirm. Apple Inc. is listed as the applicant, with the filings completed by agent Baker & McKenzie LLP.

The outlet notes that Apple Cash, which lets users sent money to each other using Siri and the Messages app, could impact financial services like Interac e-Transfers in Canada.

As for Apple Cash, launched in the U.S. back in late 2017, it allows iPhone users to easily send and receive money with your debit card via Apple Pay, right within iMessage or by using Siri. Essentially, if Apple Cash were to launch in Canada, say good bye to sending Interac e-Transfers.

Apple Cash

Apple Cash (Image credit: iMore)

Apple Card is still only available in the United States and has remained mostly unchanged in the last year, but code in the iOS 14.5 beta points to a couple of updates. Part of the code points to an 'Apple Card Family' feature that could bring multi-user accounts to the credit card. There are also hints of new financial health features coming to the Wallet app.

It is still unclear if Apple Card or Apple Cash will actually launch in Canada, but Apple securing the trademarks are certainly a positive sign for those who wish to get in on what users in the United States have been enjoying.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.